Service Canada buildings have gradually begun re-opening
In-person services available include processing applications for Social Insurance Numbers, Employment Insurance benefits, Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security benefits, and passports for essential travel.
Canadians should continue to use online services whenever possible, including the eService Canada portal. Canadians who do require in-person services should check the Find a Service Canada Office webpage to see if their local office is open.
Passport and biometrics services will not be available during the first phase of the reopening of Service Canada Centres. For urgent passport services in Canada, clients can visit Canada.ca/passport for the latest updates. For information on biometrics collection services, clients can visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Biometrics for the latest updates.
To continue making online services more accessible, and given that Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) are essential for accessing government services and benefits, Canadians can now apply for one through the secure SIN online portal. The portal allows Canadians to submit a SIN application entirely online within a secure and protected environment.